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[texts]The log of a privateersman - Harry Collingwood
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Downloads: 52
[audio]The Cruise of the Esmeralda - Harry Collingwood
LibriVox recording of The Cruise of the Esmeralda, by Harry Collingwood. After his father died, Captain Saint Leger and his family are left destitute. However, the Saint Legers have a family secret: an ancestor is said to have buried a vast fortune in gold and jewels somewhere in the Eastern Seas. The catch: all directions are encrypted. Nevertheless, Captain Saint Leger decides to take a chance and sails east...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; nautical novel
Downloads: 2,707
[audio]For Treasure Bound - Harry Collingwood
LibriVox recording of For Treasure Bound by Harry Collingwood. For Treasure Bound is one of the earlier novels by Harry Collingwood (William Joseph Cosens Lancaster), published in 1897. We follow the hero, whose name is incidentally also Harry Collingwood, on a quest to the pacific islands for treasure and his marooned father, through all the perils he encounters on his journey, such as pirates, sea monsters, and beautiful young ladies...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; public domain; pirates; sea stories; adventures; treasure; Harry Collingwood; quest
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[texts]Across the Spanish Main - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
This book, of average length, is set at the end of the sixteenth century, when the English were in a state of war against the Spanish. The heroes of the story are two boys from Devon, a county in the south-west of England. They set off with a view to repairing the fortunes of the family of one of them, by chasing and capturing Spanish treasure ships. Their adventures are many and various, and include being captured by a famous pirate...
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Downloads: 517
[texts]The First Mate - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
The hero of this story is Walter Leigh, who takes a job as second mate aboard a gasoline-powered yacht owned by a Mrs. Vansittart, whose husband is an American industrialist. Julius Vansittart is a rather nasty 12-year-old, who, despite his life being saved by Leigh, when he had fallen overboard, hates the English, and never misses an opportunity of being as unpleasant as possible, even to the point of stupidity...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harry; Collingwood; First; Mate; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 155
[texts]The Congo Rovers - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book by Collingwood is a good story, but as your reviewer has said elsewhere, told in a rather long-winded manner, and in the notably Kingston style and format that Collingwood often adopts. Why not? Kingston was dead before Collingwood started to write, and the style had been proved to be what young readers of the era liked. The format specifically is that the book starts with a young boy who is suddenly offered a posting as a midshipman in a naval vessel about to sail in a few days’ tim...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Congo; Rovers; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 560
[texts]Two Gallant Sons of Devon - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
The story opens in the town of Devonport, now a naval dockyard, in the year 1577, on a light June evening. Two young men, close friends, meet after work, and go for a sail in a lugger borrowed from a boat-builder, but while they are out, there is a violent change in the weather, with the wind reversing and increasing to a point in which the lugger is swamped, and about to sink. They are picked up by a passing vessel, which turns out to be a privateer, and her captain refuses to waste time by lan...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Gallant; Sons; Devon; PDF; HTML; TXT; ZIP
Downloads: 301
[texts]Two Adventurers in Search of El Dorado - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Rather strangely the book starts off with an incident very closely resembling the loss of the "Titanic", which had occurred a few years before the publication of this book. This episode, the sinking due to collision with ice of the "Everest", is well told, and must indeed give a good picture of what had happened with the "Titanic". As a result of this our two heroes find themselves on an ice floe, from which they are rescued, and become great friends...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Adventurers; Search; Dorado; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 623
[texts]The Pirate Slaver - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
The first edition of this book is dated 1895. The edition used is dated about 1910. It was an edition in which two sixpenny prints of George Manville Fenn books in small type, and with two columns per large page, were bundled with it, all in the same binding. The quality of the binding is superb, but the quality of the printing and the paper used do not quite match it. The publisher was Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Pirate; Slaver; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 635
[texts]Overdue - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
Another very well-written book by Collingwood. As he was a naval architect you can rely upon his descriptions of the deck and sails of a vessel of the mid nineteenth century, the period of which he writes. Our hero, the 17-year-old midshipman of the Salamis, is suddenly given the job of going aboard and taking command of the Mercury, an emigrant ship that they find drifting in mid-ocean, all her officers having died in various accidents, and the illiterate bosun and the ship’s carpenter knowin...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Overdue; Mercury; Salamis; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 482
[texts]Under the Meteor Flag - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is well-written and full of action. The formula is very much the same as Kingston's--gales, shipwrecks, rafts, hand-to-hand battles, and above all, a super-smart midshipman who doesn’t even shave yet, but who has influence in the Navy. It is a good yarn, but there are a couple of things I do not like about it. One is the habit of giving people surnames that are also parts of the ship. I know that Marryat did it once or twice, and Kingston did it, but it jars each time...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Meteor; Flag; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 588
[texts]A Chinese Command - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
We have two confessions to make before we tell you about the story. The first is to say that there are two missing pages from the copy of the book we used, 223 and 224, the last two pages of chapter 14, rather an exciting moment in the story. We shall try to get photocopies of these pages, but it will take time. The second one will make you laugh: The Chinese Admiral Wong-Li, who plays a big part in the book, was always being read by the audiobook program as "wong fifty one"...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Chinese; Command; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 619
[texts]The Adventures of Dick Maitland - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Dick Maitland is working as a doctor's apprentice in the East End of London, at that time a place of great poverty. The doctor with whom he is studying is rather a philanthropist for, instead of setting up trade for the wealthy, in Harley Street, he is curing the poor for practically nothing. Dick's family circumstances take a turn for the worse, and he goes down to the docks to work his passage to South Africa...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Dick; Maitland; Adventures; Peru; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 558
[texts]With Airship and Submarine - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is the second book about the strange vessel, the "Flying Fish", that can travel on the surface of the waters, or below them, and that can rise in the air to a great height, and travel to great distances. All this is achieved by the fact that the vessel is made of the novel metal aethereum, which is lighter than air, and that the power is produced by another novel source. These two books place Collingwood among the very first authors to explore the science-fiction genre, which makes this boo...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Airship; Submarine; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 740
[texts]The Rover's Secret - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
It was a bit puzzling to to work out who or what the Rover was, and what the secret was. The word Rover is not mentioned once in the body-text of the book, and the word secret only three or four times. However, eventually I sussed it out. The Rover is a pirate who figures enough in the book for one to be aware he is there. He is mortally wounded, and in the last chapter he tells his secret before he dies, thus providing an explanation for several other puzzling things that we have been told, or ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harry; Collingwood; Rover; Secret; HTML; PDF
Downloads: 813
[texts]The Log of the Flying Fish - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it can...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Log; Flying; Fish; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,132
[texts]The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
An excellent book by this accomplished writer of nautical stories for teenagers. The date is 1569. The young George St. Leger arrives back from a cruise in the Bonaventure, owned locally in Plymouth, and shortly after he and his mother are told that his brother has been captured by the Spaniards, somewhere in the West Indies. A friendly shipbuilder has a new vessel, the Nonsuch, almost ready to sail, and he agrees with George that he will finance a voyage in search of the brother, in return for ...
Keywords: Athelstane; Harry; Collingwood; Cruise; Nonsuch; Buccaneer; PDF; TXT; ZIP; HTML
Downloads: 358
[texts]The Cruise of the Esmeralda - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is a splendid book, beautifully written, with a strong nautical background. The hero's family, which had a very long nautical tradition, was a bit short of money. But there was a story told in the family that some centuries before an ancestor of his had found an abandoned vessel which turned out to have a huge amount of gold and jewels. He had buried this in a secret location on an island in the Far East, putting directions for finding it in cipher somewhere in his house in England...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Cruise; Esmeralda; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 414
[texts]A Middy of the King - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
The young hero of this tale is Dick Delamere, who was already a midshipman, on leave, but who receives a letter from the Captain of the Europa, recalling him to join the ship at Portsmouth. The date of the events that ensue is the very late eighteenth century. The first few chapters cover the events while the Europa is on patrol in the Chops of the Channel and the Bay of Biscay. The British are hostile to the French and to the Dutch, and there are engagements with vessels of these nations...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Middy; King; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TXT
Downloads: 382
[texts]A Middy in Command - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Another excellent book by this talented nautical author. As the title implies, it is the tale of a young man who is a midshipman in the Royal Navy's anti-slave-trade squadron. There are the usual accidents and swimming events, but the young man secures his promotion by his distinguished performance in the capture of a slaver. A well-written book by an author who from his actual trade understands how sailing ships are designed and built, and whose works are by that reason all the more worthy of r...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Middy; Command; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 552
[texts]The Strange Adventures of Eric Blackburn - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
In Chapter I the reader is introduced to Eric Blackburn, fourth officer of the ill-fated "Saturn", and hero of this story. The s.s. "Saturn" is overtaken in mid-ocean by a sudden and irreparable disaster, Blackburn being the sole survivor. Picked up by a sailing ship, the castaway finds himself elevated to the position of skipper, and joins in a search for hidden treasure. The search is successful, but on its way to port the ship is wrecked on an uncharted island...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Strange; Eric; Blackburn; Adventures; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 666
[texts]The Cruise of the Thetis - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
The Thetis is a fast motor-cruiser. The story takes us to Cuba, and we visit various places in it (even Guantanamo!). There has been an insurrection there and our heroes get themselves involved. The book used was very well printed, and so the transcription was easy, and we think it has been well-done. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Cruise; Thetis; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 454
[texts]For Treasure Bound - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is a very well-written and seamanlike book. The hero is young Harry Collingwood, the same as the pseudonym of the author. His father has not returned from a previous voyage to sea, and is presumed to be lost. There are also some indications that somewhere in the Pacific there is a “Treasure Island” to be found. A beautiful and very fast cutter is built. This part of the book is where the author excels, as shipyard work is where he works for his day-to-day bread...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Treasure; Bound; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 577
[texts]The Pirate Island - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Pirate; Island; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 880
[texts]The Missing Merchantman - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Harry Collingwood is a superlatively good writer of books about the sea because he was himself a working designer of ships, and a shipwright. This makes his style extremely authoritative. In this book the crew of a vessel, meaning in this case the deckhands, got it into their heads that the captain and officers of merchant vessels were paid far too much, and that ordinary deckhands ought to be paid on the same scale...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Missing; Merchantman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 544
[texts]Turned Adrift - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This is a very fast-moving book by a master of nautical writing. You will enjoy it, and especially so if you listen to it as an audiobook. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours. A PDF of scans and an HTML version of this book are provided. We also provide a plain TEXT version and full instructions for using this to make your own audiobook...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Turned; Adrift; PDF; HTML; ZIP; TEXT
Downloads: 451
[texts]Principal books by Harry Collingwood - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Principal; Works; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 1,009
[texts]Under the Chilian Flag - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
There was a state of war between Chili and Peru in the 1870s. It was all to do with a desert area that lay between Chili, Peru and Bolivia. At first this desert was not particularly claimed by any of these countries, but when it was discovered that it held rich reserves of nitrates, the three of them fell out. Two young Englishmen, with sea-going experience, were aboard a British vessel trading in nitrates and other ores...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Chilian; Flag; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 482
[texts]A Pirate of the Caribbees - Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
A very well-written book about the efforts of a young officer, Courtenay, to bring to book a wicked pirate, Morillo. It all seems very likely and believable, despite the usual ration of shipwrecks, captures, hurricanes, founderings, and so forth. Makes a very good audiobook. NH. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; pirate; caribbees; Courtenay; Morillo; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 888
[texts]A Middy of the Slave Squadron - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
This was one of the last books written by “Harry Collingwood”. The copy we worked from was very clearly printed, but with one very major problem—the text was printed far too close to the centre of the book. Therefore the book could not be scanned using the regular book-scanner, but rather it was done using the scanner in flat-bed mode. However, the results were quite good, with the text coming through very clearly, and only the hyphens needing a good amount of checking...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Middy; Slave; Squadron; Peru; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 465
[texts]The Log of a Privateersman - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Another cleverly written and interesting book by this prolific author of books about the sea for teenage boys. The time of the story is the very beginning of the nineteenth century, at which time the British were at war with France. The task of a privateersman is to act as a licensed pirate, preying on enemy ships. The hero is very successful at all this, and eventually is offered a permanent commission in the Royal Navy...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Log; Privateersman; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 545
[texts]The Wreck of the Andromeda - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
I am very enthusiastic about this book. It is not too long, only a little more than eight hours as an audiobook. It has a good story, well told. It is full of suspense and excitement--and what more can you want. A passenger-carrying ship has just struck a submerged wreck. It is just after the start of the 14-18 war, but we are in the Pacific and far from the scene of the war. The ship, the Andromeda, sinks, and some of the survivors make their way to an island, where they get ashore and stay for...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Wreck; Andromeda; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 672
[texts]Harry Escombe, Adventures in Peru - Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
Harry Escombe is a young apprentice in a civil engineer's office. The firm has received a contract to survey and built a railway line in Peru. Harry is chosen to go, and is informed that if he does well in the work the future for him is pretty bright. But there is a fly in the ointment. The man in charge of the project is about as nasty as anyone can be: his character is beautifully depicted throughout the book...
Keywords: Athelstane; Collingwood; Harry; Escombe; Adventures; Peru; PDF; HTML
Downloads: 546
[texts]Some Leisure Lyrics - Harry Collingwood , Chiswick Press , Chiswick Press
Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Downloads: 61
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